Posts Tagged: ‘Fairy Tales’

Workshop Episode 50 (Guest Host: Lauren Oliver)

February 12, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 50, with Lauren Oliverand Kebreht Walker Lauren Oliver – author of astonishing tales for all ages, including the New York Times Best-Selling YA series “Delirium“, and “Liesl and Po” and “The Spindlers“ (for younger audiences) AND one half of the evil genius team (with Lexa Hillyr) behind the innovative Paper Lantern Lit literary house –  returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to apply her experience and writerly mojo in the workshopping of a tale offered up by Guest Writer Kebreht Walker.  Keb comes load for bear (or wolf, as the case may be) with a very cool YA spin on the Red Ridinghood fairy tale, full of intrigue and danger. Ryan Stevenson and I dive in and everyone brings their “A” game resulting in a huge basket of Literary Gold. Don’t take it to Grandma’s… hit ‘play’ and keep it for yourself! (and you’ll get even more writerly goodness over at Lauren’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 50 (Guest Host: Lauren Oliver)

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20 Minutes with Alethea Kontis

December 21, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis – author of “Enchanted” (recently listed on Kirkus Reviews among the “Best Teen Books of 2012“), the award-winning “Alpha-Oops” series, and so much more – is a passionate and informed storyteller. Her diverse background includes, among other things, a love and respect for the theater and of the rich heritage of folklore and fairy tales, both of which informs her work and infuses it with authenticity and magic. Justin Macumber (co-host and founder of the Dead Robots’ Society podcast) joins me in a rousing 20(ish) minutes as Alethea waxes rhapsodic on the allure of fairy tales, who she writes for, her revision and editing process, and much more. The Fairy Queen is in the house people… woot! (and come back for more writerly goodness in Alethea’s Workshop Episode)

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20 Minutes with Gail Carson Levine

March 23, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

 

Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine

Gail Carson Levine - best-selling author (on just about every literary list) of Ella Enchanted and many more delightful tales and fairytale re-visionings – takes a few minutes from her blog and website and her latest creations to join us at the Roundtable. From her unconventional background to her current successes, Gail generously shares the unique and insightful perspectives on her craft and how she approaches it.  (and don’t miss Gail’s Workshop Episode!)

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